Course Overview – MDS

MDS

SRM Dental College, Ramapuram strictly follows the MDS curriculum as given by Dental Council Of India
http://www.dciindia.org.in/Rule_Regulation/MDS_Course_Regulations_2017.pdf

The college offers MDS course in various specialties of Dentistry, which include, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Conservative Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Oral Pathology, Community Dentistry, Oral Medicine & Pedodontics.

S.NoCourse TitleDurationEligibilityNo. of Seats Available
1.Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics3 yearsB.D.S.8
2.Oral Pathology & Microbiology3 yearsB.D.S.6
3.Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery3 yearsB.D.S.8
4.Orthodontics & Dento Facial Orthopeadics3 yearsB.D.S.9
5.Periodontics3 yearsB.D.S.8
6.Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge3 yearsB.D.S.8
7.Public Health Dentistry3 yearsB.D.S.2
8.Oral Medicine3 yearsB.D.S.2

GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS:

  • The course shall be of 3 academic year duration, during which students are trained in clinical efficiency, laboratory work and research by experienced teachers. Each department is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment.
  • The training of postgraduate for degree shall be full time with graded responsibilities in the management and treatment of patients entrusted to his/her care.
  • The participation of the students in all facets of educational process is essential. Every candidate should take part in seminars, group discussions, case demonstration, clinics, journal review meetings, CPC and clinical meetings, symposia, conferences and lectures during each year as prescribed by the department. Every candidate should participate in the teaching and training programme of undergraduate students. Training should include involvement in laboratory and experimental work, and research studies.
  • Every Post Graduate candidate shall maintain a record of skills [Log Book] he has acquired during the three years training period, certified by the various Heads of Departments he has undergone training.
  • Every candidate pursuing MDS degree course is required to carry out work on a selected research project under the guidance of a recognized post graduate teacher. The results of such work shall be submitted in the form of a dissertation. Every candidate shall submit to the Registrar of the University in the prescribed proforma, a synopsis containing particulars of proposed dissertation work within six months from the date of commencement of the course on or before the dates notified by the University. No change in the dissertation topic or guide shall be made without prior approval of the University

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION
The examination for M.D.S. courses shall be held at the end of first year (part I) and at the end of third year (part II).

Eligibility:

The following requirements shall be fulfilled by every candidate to become eligible to appear for the final examination.

  • A) Attendance: Each year shall be taken as a unit for the purpose of calculating attendance. Every candidate shall have not less than 80 % of attendance in each year of the course. However, candidates should not be absent continuously as the course is a full time one.
  • B) Progress and conduct: Every candidate shall have participated in seminars, journal review meetings, symposia, conferences, case presentations, clinics and didactic lectures during each year as designed by the concerned department.
  • C) Work diary and Logbook:Every candidate shall maintain a work diary and logbook for recording his/her participation in the training programmes conducted by the department.
  • D)Dissertation:Acceptance of dissertation shall be a precondition for the candidate to appear for the final examination.

PART I M.D.S. DEGREE EXAMINATION:

The written examination consists of 2 papers.
Paper 1 is common to all branches and consists of Applied Anatomy, Applied Physiology and Applied Pathology.
Paper 2 will have 3 subjects in which Bio statistics and Research Methodology is common to all the branches whereas the other 2 subjects are optional for different branches.

S.NONAME OF THE SPECIALTYOPTIONAL SUBJECTS
1.OrthodonticsDental materials, Nutrition
2.ProsthodonticsDental materials, Nutrition
3.Conservative dentistryPharmacology, Dental materials
4.Oral surgeryPharmacology, Genetic, growth & development
5.PeriodonticsPharmacology, Nutrition
6.Oral pathologyNutrition, Genetics, growth& development
7.Community dentistryNutrition, Basic epidemiology
8.Oral medicinePharmacology, Genetics, growth & development
9.PedodonticsPharmacology, Dental materials

Marks distribution:

M.D.S. Part I
Paper 1120 Marks(40 marks each subject)
Paper 2120 Marks(40 marks each subject)
Internal Assessment60 Marks [10 Marks from each subject]
Total300 Marks

A candidate shall secure a minimum of 50% [150 marks out of 300 marks] for a pass.
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT MARKS FOR PART I PG
Three internal assessment examinations and one final model examination will be conducted in first year PG
3 Internal examinations will be evaluated for 2 marks each 3×2=6 marks
1 final model examination will be evaluated for 4 marks
Total internal assessment marks = 6+4=10 marks
Paper 1 – Three subjects-10X3=30 marks
Paper 2 – Three subjects -10X3=30 marks
Total Internal assessment-60 marks

PART II M.D.S. DEGREE EXAMINATION

Part II M.D.S. Degree examinations in any branch of study shall consist of dissertation, written paper (Theory), Practical/Clinical and Viva voce.
WrittenExamination (Theory): Written examination shall consist of four question papers, each of three hours duration.
Practical Clinical Examination: In case of practical examination, it would be aimed at assessing competence and skills of techniques and procedures. It would also aim at testing student’s ability to make relevant and valid observations, interpretation and inference of laboratory or experimental or clinical work relating to his / her subject for undertaking independent work as a specialist.
Viva Voce: Viva-Voce examination will aim at assessing depth of knowledge, logical reasoning, confidence and oral communication skills. Duration of viva voce for each candidate is one hr.

Marks distribution:

M.D.S. Part II
Theory (Each paper shall carry 75 marks) 75 X 4300
Practical / clinical examination200
Viva voce examination80
Dissertation / Pedagogy20
Total 600 Marks

CRITERIA FOR DECLARING AS PASS:
To pass in the university examination, a candidate shall secure in both theory examination and in the practical / clinical including viva voce independently an aggregate of 50% of total marks allotted [150 marks out of 300 marks for theory and 150 marks out of 200 marks for clinical + 100 marks for viva voce together]
A candidate who scores 360 marks & more out of the total 600 marks will be declared as passed with first class. A candidate who scores 450 marks and more out of the total 600 marks will be declared as pass in first class with distinction.

NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS
A candidate registered for 3 years MDS Post Graduate dental course must qualify in the examinations within five years from the date of his / her admission
However, a candidate shall be permitted to undergo a further period of study and training of minimum six months duration in a recognised Post Graduate department in the speciality in an Institution approved by Dental Council of India for every subsequent appearance beyond five years up to a maximum of 2 appearances.
The candidate should submit a certificate of study and training from the Head of the Institution to Controller of Examinations of this University along with his / her application for admission to every subsequent examination
The candidates will not be, however, permitted to appear for more than 7 attempts in the final examination and shall be discharged from the course if he / she fail to pass in such attempts.